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E-Librarian Service

User-Friendly Semantic Search in Digital Libraries

Authors: Linckels, Serge, Meinel, Christoph

  • Offers an overview of several related and current research topics in computer-science, including Semantic Web technologies, natural language processing, and information retrieval
  • Provides a solution to current problems in digital libraries, including how to retrieve, in a reliable and user friendly way, pertinent documents from a multimedia knowledge base
  • Explains complex subjects, like information retrieval, semantic technologies or descriptive logics, with multiple examples and illustrations
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About this book

This book introduces a new approach to designing E-Librarian Services. With the help of this system, users will be able to retrieve multimedia resources from digital libraries more efficiently than they would by browsing through an index or by using a simple keyword search. E-Librarian Services combine recent advances in multimedia information retrieval with aspects of human-machine interfaces, such as the ability to ask questions in natural language; they simulate a human librarian by finding and delivering the most relevant documents that offer users potential answers to their queries. The premise is that more pertinent results can be retrieved if the search engine understands the meaning of the query; the returned results are therefore logical consequences of an inference rather than of keyword matches. Moreover, E-Librarian Services always provide users with a solution, even in situations where they are unable to offer a comprehensive answer.

About the authors

Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) and full professor (C4) for computer science at the University of Potsdam. His research field is Internet and Web Technologies and Systems. Beside he is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, a visiting professor at the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Beijing (China) and a research fellow of the interdisciplinary center SnT at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2008 he is program director of the HPI–Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. He is author or co-author of 10 text books and monographs and has published more than 350 per-reviewed scientific papers in highly recognised international scientific journals and conferences.

 

Dr. rer. nat. ing. Serge Linckels (1971) has studied computer-science in Luxembourg, France, and Germany. His research interests are Semantic Web, Multimedia Information Management and Retrieval, and the study and improvement of the way students learn, especially in a computer-based learning environment. He is the author of a textbook about algorithms and programming and has published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers in recognized international scientific journals and conferences. He is a computer-science teacher at the Lycée Technique d'Esch/Alzette, a technical high-school in Luxembourg. He lectures at the University of Luxembourg and is a researcher at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) at the chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The subtitle gives a much better idea of what this book is really about. … it offers a demonstration of their applicability within a narrow computer science framework. … the primary audience is computer science researchers. … It is interesting as an illustration of where information retrieval is heading, an explanation of the relationship between the semantic web and natural language processing, and a glimpse of the potential power of these new ways of representing knowledge.” (Toby Burrows, Australian Library Journal, Vol. 61 (2), May, 2012)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to E-Librarian Services

    Linckels, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Semantic Web and Ontologies

    Linckels, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 15-42

  • Description Logics and Reasoning

    Linckels, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Natural Language Processing

    Linckels, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • Information Retrieval

    Linckels, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-17743-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-17742-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26775-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
E-Librarian Service
Book Subtitle
User-Friendly Semantic Search in Digital Libraries
Authors
Series Title
X.media.publishing
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17743-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17743-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17742-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26775-8
Series ISSN
1612-1449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 212
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